Quality / Evaluation
With our extensive experience, choice of breeders and know-how we can guarantee the quality of our jewellery.
Our pearls are tested using the following five criteria:
A quality evaluation category used to describe the combination of surface shine (reflectivity) and inner light refraction (depth). Lustre is perhaps the most important of all quality factors and is expressed in terms of high, medium and low lustre.
The Surface Finish:
A quality evaluation category used to describe the amount of blemishes on the surface of a pearl or cultured pearl. Surface descriptions range from clean (no visible blemishes) to heavily blemished.
A quality evaluation category used to describe the shape of a pearl. The most valuable pearls are round. However, other shapes of pearls include off-round, drop, oval, button (one flat side), circled, semi-baroque and baroque (asymmetrical/freeform).
The Size: A quality/price evaluation category used to describe the size of a cultured pearl. Size descriptions are expressed in millimetre and measured by the diameter of a pearl.
The Colour: A quality/value evaluation category used to describe the colour of a pearl. Although colour is not particularly an indicator of quality, generally creamy/yellow hues are less valuable than other pearl colours.